Sherman Ong. A film monography

Sunday 10 November 2019, 12 pm

Islands in between…the seas will sing and the wind will carry us… is an installation proposal by filmmaker and visual artist Sherman Ong (Malesia, 1971) that attempts to represent the Nusantara (literally, the Indonesian/Malay name of Maritime Southeast Asia) through the recollection of accounts around past and modern stories of migration that have shaped the diasporic nature of the region. Central in the work is an anthology of nine short films in the forms of monologues or conversations around of interregional histories, geography and social mores. Overall, Ong’s practice focuses on the socio-cultural anatomy of diasporic communities, of trans-border and trans-cultural identities, while it simultaneously interrogates myth and memory.